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FG Go Take Back Looted Artifacts - Lai Mohammed

Federal Government don tok say dem go take possession of di 1,130 looted Benin bronzes wey dem dey expect from Germany, as dem still dey continue to make efforts to repatriate all di looted and smuggled artefacts from around di world. 

 

Na di Minister of Information and Culture mata, Alhaji Lai Mohammed na him tok am for one news conference, wen he bin dey react give dat controversy wey don dey follo who go keep dis artefact between di Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II and Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki. Di Minister con follo yarn say, na oga federal government be di entity wey international law recognise, under di 1970 UNESCO Convention, to take control of antiquities wey originate from di country. 

 

Di  minister con also yarn say, hin ministry don dey also work ontop how den go take repatriate many oda artifacts wey follo include di Ife Bronzes and Terracotta, Nok Terracotta, Owo Terracotta, the arts ofthe Benue River Valley, the Igbo Ukwu and the arts of Bida, Igala, Jukun.

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